Now available to US customers, the Walkera is a Chinese manufactured drone that you may have ran across while searching and learning about the drone industry. The company has garnered a prominent name in the industry as they have been developing UAVs for the past twelve years. Recently, they decided to release an update to their successful Voyager line – enter the Walkera Voyager 4. This model is increasing in awareness as it receiving more media exposure.
At a price of $3,000, this drone is obviously for advanced enthusiasts and professional use. So, we’re going to be honest with you right now, if you have never owned a drone before, this one probably wouldn’t be a good option as a starter for you.
When you first look at the drone, you’ll notice it is well crafted and the overall appearance is quite stunning. It has slim and sleek proportions with wings that are a bit higher up than the fuselage in an H-configuration.
There’s a spring loaded throttle stick, making it easy to hold altitude and modern car ignition buttons so that you can easily change function.
This camera is capable of recording in 1080p Full HD video and can rotate 360 degrees, which is a nice bonus. It’s equipped with a gimbal that keeps pictures level and is a must have feature for photography.
Controlling the Drone
Both the camera and the drone can be controlled from up to a mile away using a mobile app and the drone’s built-in Wi-Fi network.
The Walkera Voyager 4 offers an exciting 4G connectivity feature. This means that as long as a mobile network is available, it can be controlled at larger distances.
What to Expect
On each flight, you could easily spend 25 minutes – that includes both setting up and flying the drone. As for the actual flight time, it could last up to 20 minutes. The Mode 2 radio transmitter and throttle stick are found on the left and it’s spring-loaded in order to hold the altitude when you release the stick.
When you are sliding the battery into the quadcopter, make sure you are holding the hinge in order to lock down the battery. Before you take off, test the battery area in order to make sure it doesn’t slide back out. When you’re ready, lay the quadcopter on a hard surface and turn the power on the main battery. Next, turn on the radio transmitter. This is going to give the quadcopter time to self-level the gyroscope. Next, you’ll see the red flashing light – wait for it to complete its system self-checks.
You’ll then notice blinking blue lights – that is an indicator of the number of satellites you have established to connect to. When the drone is ready to fly, switch it over to Manual Mode or GPS Mode. Hold both of the sticks inwards in order to arm the motors. The propellers will start to rotate slowly. The drone is now in flight preparation mode.
If you’re looking for a good drone and you don’t mind spending the extra money, then the Walkera Voyager 4 is well worth the price – it can even be used for professional use.